University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Phys 5402.001

Radiological Physics

Session: Spring 2015 (1/20-5/08)
Instructor: John Broadhurst (e-mail: broad010 @
Time: 1430 MWThF
Location: MechE 102

This course examines the processes involved in studying biological systems, data acquisition and control systems, the interaction of biological systems with photons and charged particles, and the imaging of biological organisms. A concluding section is taught on the medical use of X-rays. The course is typically taken by graduate and undergraduate students interested in biophysics, physiology, biomedical engineering, physics, mechanical engineering and electrical engineering. The prerequisite is a working knowledge of calculus and general physics. Calculus is used extensively throughout the course. Specialized mathematical topics relevant to the course will be developed, as needed, during the course.

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